New Jersey Nets
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Lonely Planet review
Overshadowed by but better than the Knicks, the Nets play exciting ball, though their closest championship call was being runners-up in the 2002 and 2003 finals. Perhaps what the Nets have needed is a total relocation – which is indeed in the cards. Real estate mogul Bruce Ratner bought the Nets in 2004 and after three years of delays and lawsuits his plan to build a new stadium was finally given the green light in 2009. The controversial $4 billion project will bring an 18,000-seat arena, the Barclays Center , to Brooklyn. The Nets, in the process, are likely to be rechristened the Brooklyn Nets. Construction on the stadium began as this book was being researched, with an estimated opening date of June 2012.
Until the move, the Nets are likely to stay at the Izod Center in the Meadowlands sports complex (reachable by following directions given in the boxed text, above). There is talk, however, of the team moving to the Prudential Center in Newark (to share space with the New Jersey Devils), so be sure to get the latest information from your ticket vendor before making the journey over to Jersey.